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With shared legal custody, if the primary custodial parent chooses to change from private to public school and the non custodial parent will not agree, who has the final decision?

With shared legal custody, if the primary custodial parent chooses to change from private to public school and the non custodial parent will not agree, who has the final decision?

Normally the court will back the primary custodial parent.


My ex is petitioning the court to change to a new parenting schedule, saying it's to hard on our 4 year old. It's only been two months on a standard every-other-weekend schedule. I don't agree to the change, will a judge?

My ex is petitioning the court to change to a new parenting schedule, saying it's to hard on our 4 year old. It's only been two months on a standard every-other-weekend schedule. I don't agree to the change, will a judge?

Two months isn't long enough for the child to adjust. A judge will be unlikely to make changes in the schedule this soon.


My fiance's wife has not had any contact for over 2 years with him or his daughter. What do I need to do to legally adopt her?

My fiance's wife has not had any contact for over 2 years with him or his daughter. What do I need to do to legally adopt her?

The adoption process is the act of terminating one parent's rights and obligations and granting those rights and obligations to another. In order to terminate rights, grounds must be shown unless you have the written consent of the person who will loose the rights and obligations. Often a parent will give that consent if the other parent will agree not to collect past due support. In the absence of consent, abandonment for a specified period can be grounds for terminating rights in most jurisdictions, but the abandonment generally means no support payments at all for the period, so if the parent makes just one payment after the adoption process is started, then there may not be the required abandonment.


At what age can a child decide NOT to return to the custodial parent's home?

At what age can a child decide NOT to return to the custodial parent's home?

At age 18. A minor child cannot unilaterally make decisions regarding his or her own custody.


Can a unwed mother file for shared custody with outlined visitation if the father has a work schedule that changes each week?

Can a unwed mother file for shared custody with outlined visitation if the father has a work schedule that changes each week?

In a word, "yes", parents can file for joint custody regardless of their personal schedules.


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